Bridge of Clay

Rebecca’s Pick: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Matthew, is the oldest of the five Dunbar boys. He’s taken care of his four younger brothers since his mother died of cancer and his father, too overcome with grief, abandoned his children. We learn about each of the five brothers and their struggles to adapt without…

In Five Years

Sara’s Pick: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle Dannie Kohan has a good life. She’s a planner, a lawyer at a top firm in New York, has a boyfriend, soon-to-be fiancé and a wild and crazy best girlfriend, Bella. Dannie knows where she’s going and when and how. Then she has a dream, waking next…

Dear Girls

Cori’s Pick: Dear Girls by Ali Wong Comedian Ali Wong has gifted us this book of unfiltered letters to her young daughters and I think we all need to thank her.  Full disclosure: it’s vulgar in places and at times it made me blush, but it’s totally real and I loved it!  She talks about…

Suggested Reading

Rebecca’s Pick: Suggested Reading by Dave Connis Not gonna lie, it’s hard kind of hard to find a non-dystopian/apocalyptic YA, and I just wasn’t really in the mood for one of those right now…. So, I found a title that appealed more to my personal interests: the library and books! When the principal of Lupton…

The Flatshare

Sara’s Pick: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary After Tiffy Moore’s boyfriend throws her out of his apartment, she is desperate to find a new place to stay. Luckily Leon works the overnight in a health care facility and is looking for someone to share his flat. There are strict times for “co-habiting”:  out of the…

438 Days

Cori’s Pick: 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin. 438 Days.  No, this is not my projection of how long I believe our daily lives will be altered by our current ‘situation’.  HOWEVER,  I do think it’s ironic that the day the Library ended up having to close to…

Last Flag Flying

Alberto’s Pick: Last Flag Flying directed by Richard Linklater Writers: Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell Last Flag Flying is a 2017 American comedy-drama based upon the latter’s 2005 novel of the same name. In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy…

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour directed by Joe Wright Writer: Anthony McCarten Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army…

Ghosted

Cori’s Pick: Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie Walsh Ghosted is Rosie Walsh’s American debut. The story is centered around one amazing week shared by Sarah and Eddie. There is an immediate attraction between them, but when Eddie leaves for a planned vacation, Sarah never hears back from him. From there, the story develops with twists…

You Think It, I’ll Say It

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld I have enjoyed Sittenfeld ever since I picked up her first novel Prep in 2005 and this latest book of short stories did not disappoint. You Think It, I’ll Say It is Sittenfeld’s first collection of short stories and I am amazed at how “big” she…